|KAREN & ALAN / Sanya Wedding|
10/3/2010 10:15:25 | weddings
One day we¡¦re in winter jackets, scarves and thick jumpers ¡V the next, we¡¦re standing on a beach in Sanya in t-shirts and shorts. We¡¦ve been very lucky to escape the busy schedule we have in Hong Kong for a bit to shoot Karen and Alan¡¦s wedding in sunny Sanya ¡V and take a bit of a belated break.
Karen wears her heart on her sleeve ¡V she laughs and she cries and she lets you know exactly what she feels. Very considerate of our needs, very understanding of our feelings, Karen made our trip to Sanya so much more enjoyable and if that¡¦s the way she treats her friends, then I¡¦m not surprised that so many people flew from all over the world to be at her wedding.
Alan is a very quiet man; he can give the impression that he is slightly obtuse, but in reality, he is very thoughtful and very kind. Throughout our portrait shooting, Alan had a cheerful smile on his face despite the fact that we were out in the sweltering sun and he was wearing his tuxedo. Sweat soaked the tux jacket, but Alan kept on smiling. Some have portraits shot for the final product ¡V it was easy to see that Alan¡¦s priority was to enjoy the experience for what it was.
I¡¦m happy to report that Karen and Alan¡¦s day was a success. The ceremony took place around noon in Mandarin Oriental Hotel under the sweltering heat ¡V all the guests sat under umbrellas to protect them from the sun and the resulting explosion of colour really brought out the tropical theme to the wedding. We got great reviews for the day¡¦s highlights and the photos. The relaxed schedule was a refreshing change and we really enjoyed ourselves ¡V even the hot weather didn¡¦t bother us too much!
|CONNIE & NAM / wedding|
When Life Hands You Lemons¡K
5/3/2010 22:46:43 | weddings
¡K make lemonade!
Look up ¡¥easy-going¡¦ in the dictionary and you¡¦ll find a picture of Connie and Nam. On a day where tradition dictates that an element ¡V however small - of stress and worry follow the bride and groom around as they try to stick to a tightly-run schedule, Connie and Nam were a refreshing example of how to roll with the punches and how to just really enjoy their day, no matter what.
Of course, a wedding wouldn¡¦t be a wedding without laughter and tears, and there was plenty of both on Connie and Nam¡¦s day. From the early morning preparations to the evening farewells at Kowloon Shangri-La, the whole day was a bubbling pot of excitement and surprises. We didn¡¦t know what amazing thing was going to happen from one moment to the next¡K
¡KTears in the eyes of Connie¡¦s father as he gave his daughter away, matching those in Connie¡¦s.
¡KNam¡¦s reaction when he turned to surprise his new wife with a beautiful bouquet of flowers¡K only to discover Connie had already left the stage.
¡KThe couple practicing the steps of their first dance out in the foyer, only minutes before the real thing¡Kand then restarting their first dance when it all went a bit wrong on the dance floor.
¡KNam¡¦s speech, including how he treasured the time he spent that morning, brushing his teeth for the last time as a bachelor.
In all honesty, we¡¦ve been a part of many weddings where everything has run perfectly to schedule, where the bride and groom are well-prepared and where the first dance is faultless and amazing. Those weddings are always a pleasure to be involved in ¡V but sometimes, it¡¦s nice to experience something a little off track, but no less wonderful.